Negotiations to allow Burmese migrant workers in Thailand to stay on after their visas expire have stalled as anti-government demonstrations disrupt the running of the country.
Rih Lake, the heart-shaped landmark of Burma’s Chin State, faces the threat of environmental destruction, say activists who fear the impact of a planned housing project there.
Protests and appeals have come from the evicted pre-1990s residents of Michaungkan village and from vegetable farmers who rented the land more recently.
Two of the four members of Burma’s first girl band have left, but the remaining singers say the release of a US-recorded album will go ahead.
65 passengers were moved to another plane after smoke began rising from the wheels of the aircraft as it was preparing to take off on a flight to Heho in Shan State.
A crowd of hundreds is treated to outlandish techniques in Burma’s first ever instrumental-only show in Myoma Parade Ground in the former capital.
Burma calls for enhanced international development support in 2014, while a top foreign diplomat cautions that investors will be watching the human rights situation.
Uncertainty over ownership of land could prevent an increase in investment in the country’s agricultural sector, according to a business ambassador from the United Kingdom.
Some $200 million in funding will go toward an ambitious plan to achieve universal health care in Burma by 2030.
Union Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann warns against being “too greedy” when seeking amendments to the Constitution, saying disagreements over the charter could cause “political instability.”
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The United Nations’ human rights chief calls for an investigation into ‘credible reports’ that at least 48 Muslims were killed recently in Arakan State.
Leaders at a meeting of ethnic armed groups plan to sign to a nationwide ceasefire agreement so long as political dialogue begins immediately.
After making a number of changes, lawmakers approve a bill to govern procedures for a commission that handles reports of rights abuses in Burma.
The fifth user-generated ‘unconference’ known as BarCamp to be held in Burma is set to begin in Rangoon in early February.
The USDP chairman would support a Suu Kyi presidency but says changing a constitutional article barring her from the post is not his party’s focus.
The World Bank adds its voice to concerns about Burma’s surging inflation, saying price rises would likely have a greater impact on the poor.
Medical professionals in Burma have used a government report indicating a rise in sales of emergency contraceptive pills to highlight the health risks of the pharmaceuticals’ abuse.
Burma’s teachers say they are not being listened to as the government looks to revive the country’s education system after it was stifled under military rule.
A negligent homicide charge against Bauk Ja, a well-known ethnic Kachin land rights activist turned politician, is withdrawn by prosecutors in Kachin State.